Original painting of spacesuit technician Troy Stewart, Jr., making suit checks to the back of a NASA pilot, accomplished in watercolor on a sheet of 14 x 10.25 archival paper by NASA suit technician-turned-artist Ron Woods. Signed and inscribed on the reverse in pencil, "Troy, Jr., Ron Woods, 2019.” In very good to fine condition, with two areas of paint loss to front and rear of astronaut.
During the Apollo program, Ron Woods worked for ILC as a suit technician performing suit maintenance, interface testing with the Command Module, Lunar Module, and Lunar Rover vehicles, and insertion of astronauts in Command and Lunar modules for training. He suited crew members for Apollo 8, 11, 15, all Skylab missions, and Apollo-Soyuz. He also supported the first two Space Shuttle missions as a suit technician at KSC and three additional missions at primary and back-up landing sites.
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